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Libya envoy to UN warns of 'full-blown civil war;' Security Council urges immediate cease-fire

Libya's ambassador to the United Nations warned Wednesday of "full-blown civil war" if the chaos and division in the North African country continue....

posted: August 27,2014

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US official warns Ebola will get worse before it gets better; 3rd doctor dies in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse before it gets...

Israeli prime minister declares victory in Gaza war, saying Hamas 'hit hard' in 7-week fight

JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a cease-fire deal gave no concessions to the Islamic militant group....

UK Pakistani community says racism fears should have never prevented reporting on child abuse

ROTHERHAM, England - ROTHERHAM, England (AP) Members of Britain's Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English...

Court overturns hate-crime convictions in Ohio beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish

CINCINNATI - An appeals court on Wednesday overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio....

Rebels enter southeastern town as battle for Ukraine's strategic coastline heats up

MARIUPOL, Ukraine - The battle for Ukraine's strategic coastline heated up Wednesday as a local mayor reported that pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeast Ukraine after three days of heavy shelling....

Missouri governor names new public safety director, nearly 3 weeks after police shooting

ST. LOUIS - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black man led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb....

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